This Old House Names Steamboy Pro to List of the 100 Best New Home Products of 2014!

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We are beyond thrilled to announce the Steamboy Pro Steam and Scrub Floor Mop is featured in the This Old House Top 100 New Home Products 2014 roundup!

Check us out in the November/December issue and online at: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20856953_30239075,00.html 

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5 Reasons to Love Ironing

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  1. WELL PRESSED = WELL DRESSED
    A well-ironed shirt means you care about the details. Details make a difference. The details get you noticed. With the best tools available, you take pride in doing things yourself – like preparing a memorable meal or creating the perfect garden. Ironing your own clothes shows that same pride. Remember, how you wear your clothes is just as important as what you wear.                                                                         Pin striped suit texture
  2. CLOTHES HAVE FEELINGS, TOO
    Well, maybe not feelings, but they’ll definitely let you know when they’ve been mistreated.

    Sending your cherished clothes to most dry-cleaners often gives you average results: shine, shrunken collars and broken buttons. Doing it yourself at home with the new style, pressurized steam irons and specialty ironing tables will give you professional quality results.

    Whether it’s your favorite gingham shirt or that custom silk blouse from a trip abroad, your clothes will look better and last longer, without the added cost.                       V200

  3. SAVE SAVE SAVE
    Laundering and ironing clothes at home won’t save the planet but it will reduce the use of energy and exposure to harmful chemicals like Perclorethylene – the traditional agent used in dry cleaning, now banned in many areas.

    Most of your clothes can be laundered at home with excellent results using an energy-efficient front-load washing machine, then finished with a pressurized steam iron and vacuum/blowing ironing table.

    For garments that must be ‘dry’ cleaned, we recommend one of the new ‘wet’ cleaning processes that use 100% water instead of chemicals like “Perc.” It costs a bit more, but aren’t your family and the environment worth it?

    Save money. Save energy. And help save the planet.                                                cropped_hand

  4. ZEN & THE ART OF IRONING
    The kids are asleep. Your home phone, cell phone and hand-held devices are turned off: Peace and quiet. You may not want to talk to anyone else today, but you do want to get something done in this perfect state of calm.

    Enter ironing. Many people swear by its meditative qualities: the repetitive movement of the iron; the hiss of steam; the disappearance of wrinkles – one by one.

    If that’s too quiet, listen to some great music while you treat your clothes to a steam – generated by a premium Reliable iron – or turn on the TV for company. Before you know it, a pile of wrinkled laundry turns into a crisp, clean wardrobe for the week ahead.

    And you… are as refreshed as your clothes.                                                               J490A

  5. A LITTLE BIT OF EUROPE IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND
    For years the world has been graced with high fashion from the houses of Armani, Versace and Chanel. With high fashion came a need for systems to care for these exceptional clothes, so it comes as no surprise that Europeans invented ironing.

    High fashion aside, these world-renown fashionistas embrace quality and style in their everyday tools, so naturally there is no substitute for the sleek, efficient, European-designed Reliable home ironing systems.

    Reliable products are designed with the same care and attention to detail as a fine wine, a delicate pain au chocolat or a sleek, well-tuned car.

    Reliable brand products are now available at select North American retailers.

    Designer wardrobe not required.                                                                                 C30

The Steamboy PRO is a Star!

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    • Older teens might not like cleaning up but the Steamboy Pro changes that. Dirt is dissolved quickly and wiped away in one easy motion. You might not come home to a mess again.
  • Carpet
    • Eliminate pet odors and sanitize carpets with the Steamboy Pro. The carpet glide easily attaches and allows you to freshen carpet surfaces and area rugs.
  • Tile 
    • Even the wildest children’s party is no match for the Steamboy Pro. The heavy-duty scrubber brush detaches from the mop and makes floor tiles and grout lines like new again.

ReFashionista’s “Urge to Serge Dress”

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ReFashionista is a fan of the Dreamstitcher 787!

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The serger was used to help turn a frumpy garment into a darling dress. Take a look below to see the creation and click here to read the entire blog post! 

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About The ReFashionista aka Jillian Owens

Jillian is a writer, designer and eco-fashion revolutionary. She has been featured on Good Morning America, Buzzfeed, The Associated Press, Elle (French), The Gloss, The Rachael Ray Show, and more. When she’s not gallivanting about, she’s busy refashioning ugly thrift store duds into fashionable frocks at ReFashionista.net.

Back-to-School Full Steam Ahead!

The last thing a busy student wants to do is spend vast amounts of time cleaning, while recognizing this task as one of the “necessary evils” of college life. Rather than wasting the time and money to purchase traditional chemically-based cleaning products, finding the space to fit a mop and bucket, and other supplies, students should consider the faster, more effective and chemical-free solution to ridding their living areas of germs and messes – steam cleaning.

Steam cleaning is a quick and easy way to make the worst mess disappear while also eliminating germs on contact. Additionally, it doubles as an effective way to quickly eliminate wrinkles in those unworn garments waiting to be pressed. Other key benefits of steam cleaning for the college student include destroying bedbugs and dust mites in just minutes– just add water!

The EnviroMate Pronto P7 offers all the powerful benefits of steam cleaning in a mini, accessible size that won’t crowd-up an already tiny dorm room or apartment and comes with 15 attachments. Here are a few cleaning tips for the college student looking to get the job done quickly, effectively and easily:

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  • Flip the mattress. This will help maintain the shape of the mattress over time. Use the Pronto P7 to sanitize the entire mattress ridding it of any germs, dust mites, allergens and bed bugs.
  • Take wrinkled garments that are “unwearable” and put on hangers. Use the Pronto P7 to steam out wrinkles and also remove any odors that may have collected over time. When done, let the “press set” for a few minutes before hanging garments in the closet – this will ensure that fresh, unwrinkled look is set in the garments. Hang in the closet and enjoy the fact that you now have a new wardrobe!
  • Make a list of the cleaning tasks that you have been putting off because they seemed too difficult. Start with the kitchen and use the Pronto P7 to clean the kitchen counters, the sink, microwave and any other surface that is in need of attention. Move on to the bathroom to remove the grime and mildew, and clean grout in the bathtub/shower area. The Pronto P7 can even be used for the dreaded task of cleaning on and around the toilet.